As Star Alliance membership leads to greater demand
EVA to Increase North America Flight Frequency
Beginning in June 2014, EVA Air will increase its North American service from 45 flights per week, to 55, boosting frequency to Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. By adding additional flights, EVA will also expand capacity, offer passengers greater convenience and provide more flights between North America and Taiwan than any other airline. Travelers can book from this expanded schedule now through travel agents, or on the airline’s website at www.evaair.com.
Since joining Star Alliance in June 2013, EVA has experienced growing demand for its services among business travelers. There has been a substantial increase in the number of business passengers flying the airline from North America to Southeast Asia via its hub in Taipei, Taiwan. Bookings for EVA’s Royal Laurel Class business cabin have also climbed. The luxurious service was launched on the New York – Taipei route back in June 2012.
The average load on EVA’s North America flights surpassed 80 percent in 2013 and company officials expect bookings to keep climbing throughout 2014. It will accommodate this growth and the added frequency by taking delivery of three Boeing 777-300ERs in the second quarter of 2014 and deploying the new aircraft on long-haul flights between North America and Taiwan. EVA will add the service in two phases.
Beginning with three to four flights per week from Vancouver on June 2, 2014, then Los Angeles from 17 to 20 flights per week, New York from five flights weekly to daily flights and Toronto from three to four flights per week starting on June 2, 2014. Next, San Francisco will increase from 12 to 14 flights per week and Los Angeles from 20 to 21 flights per week beginning on July 3, 2014.
North America is a major market for EVA. In addition to Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver, EVA operates five flights a week to Seattle. The airline has seen stable market-share growth in all six cities it serves, lifted by not only Chinese and Asian passengers but also American business travelers. EVA officials expect the added frequencies to attract even more business travelers and further elevate its North America market share.
As the newest member of Star Alliance, EVA links an international network of major destinations worldwide, including dozens of cities in China and throughout Asia. EVA offers more trans-Pacific flights from North America to Taipei where, with just one easy stop, it provides onward connections to more major business and leisure centers than any other airline. Business and leisure travelers can access the new, expanded schedules and book the added flights right now through travel agents or EVA’s website at www.evaair.com.